Richardson High School

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2014

    The Five Best High School Football Stadiums in DFW

    Saying that high school football is big in Texas will elicit a lot of "duh" looks. In fact, if you look in a mirror right now, you'll probably see what we're talking about. But there's no harm in restating the obvious: Friday nights are meant to be spent under stadium lights (see what we did there?) ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014
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    June 26, 2014

    Justin Lookadoo, the Texas Speaker Who Says "Dateable Girls Shut Up," Arrested in Puke-Stained Car

    Remember Justin Lookadoo? Unfair Park forgives you if you don't. We've done our best to purge the esteemed The Dateable Rules author from our memories as well. Here's a primer: Lookadoo is the uber-douche Richardson High School invited to give their students "faith-based" dating advice like, "Be M ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    The Wild Feathers Grew Up on Dallas Blues

    If you were to listen the intro to "The Ceiling," the song that's garnered some serious praise for Los Angeles-based The Wild Feathers, you might quickly - and prematurely - assume that the fresh-faced five-piece act is yet another entry into the Mumford-fueled folk-rock revival. Of course, after li ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    Jeff Schattle on the Basement Reunion Shows and the Next Great Dallas Rock Band

    Jeff Schattle has been working and/or watching live music in Dallas for a solid 27 years. From historic spots he worked like Dallas Music Complex, Bronco Bowl, Deep Ellum Live, The Basement, Bomb Factory, Lakewood Theater and more, Jeff Schattle has worked, and born witness to, the evolution of Dall ... More >>

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    December 30, 2013

    The 10 Wackiest Unfair Park Stories of 2013

    By now, you're probably sick of year-end lists. Too bad. New Year's is still a day-and-a-half away, there's very little happening news-wise, and, most important, journalists have not yet exhausted their onanistic need to rehash their old work. So, here's our contribution. Part best-of, part most-cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Richardson High School Speaker Baffled by "Dateable Girls Know How to Shut Up" Uproar

    Justin Lookadoo can't figure out what all the fuss is about. He showed up at Richardson High School yesterday to give the same motivational speech he's given to students thousands of times only to have his name desecrated on Twitter and be pilloried by the media. His presentation, he told NBC 5 la ... More >>

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    November 13, 2013

    Richardson High Schoolers Learned Today That "Dateable Girls Know How to Shut Up"

    Story by Lauren Smart Around 1 p.m. today, the hashtag #lookadouche showed up on the Twittersphere. A group of students at Richardson High School were skipping regularly scheduled math or science classes to attend an optional PTA-sponsored assembly. The day's guest speaker was a motivational spea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    WFAA's Jonathan Betz Defects to Al Jazeera America

    When WFAA's Jonathan Betz announced in May that he was leaving the station after five years to work in New York. The only question was For whom?. "I can't say exactly where I'll be working yet, but I'll still be doing the news," he cryptically told Uncle Barky at the time. "It's a great opportunity ... More >>

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    July 11, 2013

    An 83-Year-Old Richardson Woman Sickened by Tainted Cantaloupe Sues Over Listeriosis Outbreak

    Helen Pigg was still relatively spry back in 2011, at least for an 81-year-old. She was healthy and active, the historian for an association of retired Richardson school teachers and a supporter, online at least, of various progressive causes from the abolition of nuclear weapons to attacks on Chick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Jeff Liles Tells Stories From Dallas' Past and Looks to its Bright Creative Future

    There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts. The beacon that is The Kessler. A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    In Kansas, Two Dallas-Area Football Players Charged in Rival's Beating Death

    Dequinte Flournoy played on the offensive line for Richardson High School. Alton Franklin was a linebacker at James Madison. Neither got offered the chance to play big-time college football program, so, when they graduated in 2011, they wound up as teammates at Kansas' tiny McPherson College. Their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Because Only Kenny Powers Could Tell Mark Cuban to "Prepare to Shut the [Eff] Up"

    ​There is, of course, the significant local tie to one Kenny Powers: David Gordon Green, the Richardson High School grad and former ticket-taker who's show-running HBO's Eastbound & Down and introduced Danny McBride to the world in his 2003 film All the Real Girls. But, perhaps you've heard, t ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011
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    July 25, 2009

    At a Mere 46, "Larger-Than-Life" Photographer Brian Barnaud Died on Friday

    Brian Barnaud​Jeff Liles called early this morning with the astonishing, sad news: Brian Barnaud, photographer and longtime Deep Ellum fixture, died suddenly and unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 46. Teresa Gubbins has the details: "According to a family friend, Barnaud hadn't been feeling well ... More >>

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    August 5, 2008

    The Good Green Stuff

    David Gordon Green In The New York Times today, Richardson High School's own David Gordon Green talks about transitioning from Indieland to Hollywood -- specifically, how he went from making such elegiac films as George Washington and All the Real Girls to the stoner bromance Pineapple Express, whic ... More >>

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    July 21, 2008

    Is That "Tall" or "High"?

    Richardson High School grad David Gordon Green's Pineapple Express opens August 6 -- and, to quote the Dazed and Confused trailer, bring a bud. By way of a reminder, here's the red-band trailer, which is NSFW, natch. But, courtesy a Friend of Unfair Park who visited a Hawaiian Falls yesterday (po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Taking a Hit Off David Gordon Green's Pineapple Express

    David Gordon Green, as he probably looked when he was at Richardson High -- high, get it? Been meaning to post this for a week: Making the Interwebs rounds is an extended, NSWF sneak peek at next year's Pineapple Express, the stoners-on-the-run comedy written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (the Sup ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Suits Him Fine

    Jay Lombardo designs sports' spiffiest uniforms

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    January 4, 2007

    Out With the Old

    With the Cotton Bowl's inevitable departure, Dallas dies a little more

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    September 15, 2005
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    September 8, 2005
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    September 1, 2005

    G.I. Jerk

    Phil Haberman claims he fought with special forces in Iraq, but he's about as real as Rambo

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    June 2, 2005

    Number Crunched

    Self-Appointed lottery watchdog Dawn Nettles keeps her eye on the balls-and has some, too.

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    January 21, 1999

    Holy handouts

    How taxpayers -- including you, if you hit the flea market in Canton -- are subsidizing the Christian right

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    October 1, 1998

    The Lie Detector

    From the mayor of Atlanta, who was unjustly accused of graft, to a California man wrongly sentenced to life in a Texas prison, polygraph examiner Eric Holden found the truth that helped set them free

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    November 21, 1996
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    December 14, 1995

    A house divided

    Racialy tinged civil war looms in Richardson ISD

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    October 26, 1995